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Poldark to conclude on BBC with Bank Holiday double bill


Story by Jack Foley

THE fifth and final series of Poldark will conclude in an exciting action-packed double bill over the late August Bank Holiday weekend on BBC One.

The penultimate episode of the series will air on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at 8pm followed by the finale on Monday, August 26 at 8.30pm.

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content says: “Over the last four years Poldark has been a runaway success for BBC One and has become a firm favourite with audiences of all ages. It’s been wonderful to follow Ross and Demezela’s adventures and the changing fortunes of the Poldark and Warleggan dynasties.

“From the beginning everyone involved in the production has been committed to being faithful to Winston Graham’s brilliant novels, and so this is sadly the last episode of the last series. Everyone at the BBC would like to thank fans in Cornwall and around the world who have been so supportive of the show, the incredible cast, the crew, Debbie Horsfield, and the team at Mammoth for bringing us such a special series.”

Writer Debbie Horsfield has delved into history and taken inspiration from Winston Graham’s novels to adapt an incredible five series of Poldark for BBC One.

The finale concludes with Ross Poldark seeking to foil a French invasion and implicate his enemies. However, when his secretive plans go awry, he receives helps from unexpected quarters.

To celebrate the double-bill announcement, an exclusive video has been released today, titled Mind The Gap – Writing Series Five, and featuring interviews with Aidan Turner, Jack Farthing, Gabriella Wilde, Beatie Edney, Luke Norris, Debbie Horsfield, Karen Thrussell and Andrew Graham.

During the bank holiday weekend, Poldark fans will be treated to an exclusive first-look clip of the finale straight after episode seven airs on BBC One. It will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer as well as on the BBC and Poldark social channels.

Plus this Friday, there is a special Live Facebook Q&A with Jack Farthing and Debbie Horsfield hosted by Richard Hope. It will take place at 5.30pm and Poldark fans can submit their questions online during the Q&A.

Watch the feature